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2-Day Summer Mini Bus Tour – South Coast and Glacier Walk

Explore the magnificent sights of the South shore of Iceland. This 2-day guided tour takes you on an incredible adventure you won’t forget. You get to see amazing waterfalls, stunning black sand beaches with jaw-dropping rock formations. The sight of the largest glacier in Europe will leave you in awe, and you even get to take a hike on it! And last but not least, finish the tour by exploring the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach, a true gem of Icelandic nature.

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Highlights
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Glacier walk in Skaftafell
  • Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon
  • optional boat ride on the Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach
Good to know
  • Available from April to September
  • Pickup time – 08:00 am
  • Difficulty – Easy to moderate
  • Group size – 18
  • Minimum age – Minimum age is 8 years old for the glacier hike. If children under those ages are on the tour, then an adult needs to stay with them while others do these activities.
  • You should bring: warm clothes (first layer), waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer), hiking boots (available for rent for 1500 ISK) and a positive mindset!
  • Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
  • The limit is one suitcase of 24 inches per person, but you can store your extra luggage at the office for 1,500 ISK. It can be added as an extra fee at the time of booking and is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.
  • Customers traveling on their own will receive a single room. Reservations for 2 people will be allocated a double room. For bookings of 3 or more, triple rooms will automatically be allocated. If these arrangements do not meet your requirements, please contact the provider.
  • Pick-up is available directly from your hotel or from designated locations in Reykjavík that can be found here: https://busstop.is/. It‘s not available from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area.

Tour Code

SD-15

Season

Summer (April to September)

Travel Style

Guided Bus Tour

Duration

2 Days / 1 Night

Location

from Reykjavík

Accessibility

Not Recommended

Included

  • English speaking guide
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Small group
  • Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
  • Glacier equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
  • One night accommodation in a hotel with breakfast and private bathroom

Not Included

  • Lunch & dinner
Day 1 | Stunning waterfalls and exciting glacier walk
You will be picked up at 8:00 AM from one of the designated locations in Reykjavík, which can be found >here<. Next, you will be on your way to explore the natural wonders of the South Coast. After making your way through the mountain road to Hveragerði and admiring its geothermally active surroundings, you will be getting closer to the first stop of your tour – the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Don’t skip the chance to walk behind it! Bear in mind that it is quite of a wet walk so remember to wear a raincoat. The next stop you will be making is the Skógafoss waterfall, a huge and powerful cascade located just by the main road nr. 1. It‘s 60m high and 25m wide. Depending on the conditions, you might be able to walk up the path and see the waterfall and the panorama of the Skógá river from above basking in the bright summer sunlight.
Next on your schedule, it is time for an adrenaline-filled activity! After you reach the wonderful Skaftafell National Park, you will take part in a breathtaking glacier walk on an outlet glacier spawning from the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. You will be led by an experienced guide who will share their vast knowledge about this natural wonder. Skaftafell itself has been used as a filming location many times, including the famous series “Game of Thrones”. After an adventurous day, you will be on your way to your accommodation for the night in the Southeast.
Day 2 | Majestic glacier lagoon and awe-inspiring black beach
Let’s roll with day number two of your adventure! The first stop is Jökulsárlón, also known as the famous glacier lagoon. It is 200m deep and the view of the icebergs floating on its surface is breathtaking, especially in the almost never-setting summer sun. They are constantly moving and breaking off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, an outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier. You might even get a chance to spot some seals swimming in the lagoon! Just on the opposite side of the road, you will find the popular and outstanding Diamond Beach. The icebergs from the glacier lagoon move towards the ocean and once they reach it, they are quickly thrown back to the shore broken into smaller pieces, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight.
Next and the final spot you will be visiting is the famous Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach. It is one of the most scenic spots in Iceland with its massive basalt stacks and the wild Atlantic ocean. You will also be able to see Dýrhólaey promontory in the distance but remember to watch out for the sneaky waves! After two days of fun and exploration packed with activities and we hope memorable times, you will return to Reykjavik.
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